Sunday, 22 July 2012

Dream Valley Challenge 37 - Summer!

Hi, Everyone!

What a perfect day for Dream Valley's new challenge - Summer!!!

I hope you've got the gorgeous weather I'm enjoying at the moment :-) I spent the morning at the park with Paul and the boys, teaching George to ride his bike without stabilisers! He's doing really well.... A bit more practice and he'll be there :-)

Any, my card.....

I've used three stamps from Little Claire's Designs. Here's a close-up....

A bit of ribbon, some punched flowers and butterflies and that's it. A nice, simple, summery card :-)

Right, I'm going to take a nice, cold drink into the garden to watch the boys play.... I love summer!

Love 'n' hugs,

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Dream Valley Challenge 36 - Anything but square


Before I go any further I just want to say a big HELLO! to my new followers :-) I'm so chuffed to have you on board and absolutely thrilled to have made it to 100 followers! Woohoo! Thank you so much :-)

I'm back for another Dream Valley challenge. Our challenge this time is for


I wanted to do something a bit different for this and with the end of the school year approaching I decided to make the thank you cards for George and Charlie's teachers in the shape of apples!

I made a template and used it to cut the actual card and then the patterned paper to stick on top. I made the stalk and leaf the same way and then added some faux stitching with the fine nib of a brush marker

I personalised each card with the teacher's name cut using my sizzix alphabet die set on my big shot and added a bit more faux stitching....

I've only got the pictures of Mrs Mistry's card here at the moment but I hope to upload the others later - possibly while watching the Wimbledon Men's Final (Go, Murray!!!!!) and eating the strawberries we picked on our family outing this morning :-)

Edited to add:
Here is the piccie of the others as promised....

Murray is currently one set up and battling hard for the second - come on, Murray! :-)

Hope you all have a lovely day!!!

Love 'n' hugs,

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Christmas in July


My efforts for building my Christmas card supply during the year have not quite materialised as I'd hoped but I have managed to start earlier than previous years (not that I expect to be adding to it for a while - I'm not that organised!) So here is my first Christmas card of the year......

I used one of the gorgeous LOTV die cut squares that I bought in an effort to avoid the last minute rush this year and the sentiment is LOTV too. A nice quick card - the only thing that took any time was waiting for the glitter to dry! :-)

Back again soon!

Love 'n' hugs,

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Happy birthday, Nic!


Today is my lovely sister's birthday (Happy birthday, Nic!!!!) so here is the card I made for her:

It's been ages since I coloured a Tilda and I really enjoyed it :-) The sentiment is one of my new ones from LOTV. The papers are some new loose ones I bought from a lovely day out with a pal in the pouring rain last week. You remember all the thunder and lightning and flash flooding??? I was out shopping in it! The lovely man in the shop gave me a zip-lock plastic bag so my papers didn't get wet - bless him!

Right, I'm not feeling very well this afternoon (nothing serious - just a bit bleurgh...) so I'll leave it there....

Love 'n' hugs,